Protea Hotel Umhlanga renovations nearly complete

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The construction of additional accommodation at the Protea Hotel Umhlanga, which began in 2014, is nearing completion. (See story here)

The new 15-storey tower block is likely to open in the third quarter of this year, just in time for the year-end holiday season.

“This expansion is so substantial that it is the equivalent of constructing a whole new hotel,” said Danny Bryer, Director of Sales, Marketing and Revenue for Protea Hotels. “Adding a tower block to the existing building will double the hote’s capacity for visitors.”

In addition to a new reception area and lobby, the project will add an extra 119 bedrooms and a restaurant, lounge and bar. After completion, the hotel will offer 240 bedrooms in total, with a mix of luxury rooms and semi self-catering accommodation to suit both corporate and leisure travellers.

The area will benefit from the new conference rooms which can host up to 150 delegates, as well as an eight-seater executive boardroom.